Coronavirus: Day 11

School’s out…forever?

Today the Governor announced that he’s closing schools for the rest of the academic year. I watched a little bit of the press conference on Twitter, and the live comments instantly flooded with high school students angry about missing their friends and graduations.

Is the assumption that we’ll all need to continue our social distancing, our shelter in placing, until at least June 12th, the before-today last day of school? Because that’s 81 days from now. That’s 22% of the entire year. That’s…a lot of time to spend in this house with my family.

Thinking about it for a minute, I hope that canceling the school year is a proactive step to help teachers and administrators plan rather than a harbinger of 11 weeks of isolation.